Less lethal munitions have been available to American law enforcement agencies for over 40 years. With the advent of research-supported training, these specialty rounds have gained a broader acceptance in patrol, tactical, and correctional settings. This instructor level course covers the full family of A.L.S. Technologies, Inc. munitions including impact munitions, chemical agents, distraction devices, and stun munitions.
This course will prepare the instructor to train end users in the deployment and use of these munitions.
Concepts and Skills:
- History of Less Lethal Rounds
- 12 gauge, 37 mm & 40 mm Launchers
- Technological Advancements
- Research & Trauma
- Range Safety
- Use of Force Reporting Procedures
- Sample Policy & Procedures
- Instructional Techniques
- Legal Issues
- Direct & Indirect Impact Munitions
- Chemical Agents
- Diversionary Devices
- Stun Munitions
- Positional Asphyxia & Sudden In-Custody Death
Regarding Our Training Philosophy and Practices:
Our training staff is composed of professional and experienced coaches and we are students ourselves.We believe in treating everyone respectfully and as adult learners.
Our coaches participate in the learning process and we use a building block approach to solidify skills before moving toward more advanced concepts.We do not believe in "check the box" training nor do we believe in "lowest common denominator" training. Individual assistance is always available. Those who are not safe and conscientious with their firearms, those who are not willing to be open-minded, receive new information and try new concepts, and those who are not capable of keeping their ego in check should not enroll in our trainings.
Prerequisites and Physical Requirements for Training:
- An operator should be able to load, unload, and reload their firearm in a SAFE and CONTROLLED manner. Muzzle discipline and awareness is paramount.
- An operator must possess the physical strength and stamina to repetitively function and fire their weapon during prolonged drilling. You must be able to get up and down from standing, kneeling, and prone positions, as well as move
forward, backward, and laterally.
- An operator must be able to maintain mental, physical, and emotional self discipline and not become over-excited or lose control.
- An operator must have a keen awareness and consideration for other operators while handling firearms and conducting drills in close proximity of other operators.
- An operator should be familiar with their weapons and equipment and be able to field strip their firearm for cleaning, maintenance, and problem-solving.
- Instructor candidates are expected to be excellent communicators and willing to adapt to the role of being a student-learner as well as an instructor. There is no place in the training arena for personal aggrandizement or ego.
- Duty or Tactical Gear
- Body Armor
- 12 ga. Shotgun – cylinder bore
- Gas Mask with filter (CS/OC)
- Nomex or Kevlar gloves
- Wraparound eye & ear protection (clear lenses for night events)
- Clean 5 gallon bucket or plastic tote
- Contact lens case & eyeglasses
- Washcloth & towel
- Cap with brim
- Hydration source
- Clothing for all weather conditions
- 37/40 mm launcher if available
Recertifying instructors must provide a copy of a previous certification document showing proof of their prior less lethal munitions instructorship. Previous instructorship from ALS Technologies is NOT required.
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